Oversees and manages the medical equipment in the vehicle he is assigned. Participates in training and drills dictated by the Station Captains and Lieutenants. Is responsible for the daily maintenance of his equipment and vehicle.
B. Independence: Reports to the lieutenants, station captains, fire chief and assistant chiefs of Aviation. Works within the rules and regulations of airfield flight operations and safety guidelines and applicable firefighting and emergency services guidelines. Has the authority to select and implement goals and objectives within the execution of duties and responsibilities of the fire department under the direction of the fire chief.
C. Supervisory Responsibilities: None.
A. Education Level: High School graduate required; associates degree or higher preferred. International Fire Service Accreditation Congress certification required. ARFF Firefighter, ARFF Driver Operator preferred, Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) – Emergency Medical Technician Certification issued by a State Agency or the National Registry required.
B. Experience: Minimum of 3 -years firefighting experience.
C. Specific knowledge, skill, and ability requirements: Expert knowledge of aircraft rescue and firefighting techniques, practices and equipment, as well as first aid and CPR. Considerable knowledge of the design and characteristics of military and civilian rotary wing aircraft. Considerable knowledge of exit and safety procedures of various military and civilian rotary wing aircraft, and structural fire/alarm detection / suppression systems. Ability to quickly perform and direct all functions in difficult and hazardous situations, without hesitation. Ability to comprehend and apply instructions and communicate information in a clear and concise manner. Ability to learn, apply and teach aircraft rescue and firefighting techniques and practices. Ability to lead in potentially dangerous situations and make quick and sound decisions. Ability to perform physically demanding work and withstand very hazardous conditions. Skill in the operation of aircraft rescue and firefighting equipment, tools and vehicles, including highly specialized firefighting apparatus. Possesses a valid Class B driver’s license.